Our vision, mission and values

Our vision is a world without barriers for every deaf child

Our mission

To remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children throughout the world

Our values

Everything we do is targeted to bring us closer to our mission of a world without barriers for every deaf child. Whether challenging key decision makers or working collaboratively with other organisations, we will adopt whatever approach is required to achieve our mission.

As a membership organisation, we are accountable for everything we do, both to our members and to the deaf children and young people we are here to serve.

We believe that with the right support, deaf children can do anything other children can do. We empower deaf children, young people and their families to make informed choices and influence decisions affecting them. This approach is carried through into everything we do.

We aim to support all deaf children and young people, but put particular focus on those who most need our support. This includes deaf children from families in poverty, those with additional complex needs and those from a black and minority ethnic background.

We believe that

  • Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given early diagnosis and the right support from the start.
  • Deaf children should be involved in decisions which affect them at as early an age as possible.
  • Families are the most important influence on deaf children and young people, and need clear, balanced information to make informed choices.
  • Effective language and communication skills lie at the hear t of deaf children and young people’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Deaf children should be valued by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.

Your recent comments


8 April 2014

I don't know where to go as I pray and the Lord God Almight direction me to ndcs on Satursday 5 April 14 and They came to me and I was in a hurry then I go home AND have a SEARCH for ndcs and i am happy to support ndcs.

Abigail Imonioro - North West

deaf children school

22 October 2013

hello manager, I am profoundly deaf since birth. I am 52. I have good experienced oral, sign language, from st.joseph school for deaf boys, cabra, dublin 7. Republic of Ireland. At the moment there is big change to mainsteam school. I need to look there for a day in south wales like cardiff, newport, As there is big risk about deaf child to be cochhear implant. The age should be 10 years old. Up to deaf child if he or her want it. There is no regulation law about age early to operation to a risk deaf child. It can damage 50/50.

martin reilly - Wales

mild to moderate hearing loss - middle ears not formed - bilateral hearing aids

3 April 2012

I attended the NCDS meetings in St Werburghs Primary School in BRISTOL last October - this was really what the parents needed and gave us a good grounding on the needs of the children and support for the families who needed someone to talk to and develop a good structure regarding professionals and trained staff thanks to the lottery fund and other literature available from the ndcs newsletter and it was marvellous to have this service all over the country.

Sonia Hill - South West


13 July 2011

Wow got really emotional reading the statement but I totally agree keep up the good work NDCS. :-)

Debbie gregory - North East

re: good exprience to share

13 December 2010

NDCS is doing good work to help the young children live positive lives. I do appreciate the way of doing things. Thus alot has been learnt by visiting your web, which I am going to share with member organisations like Bishop Rwakaikara primary schooldisabled unit in Kagadi town council, kibaale district, mid western uganda-east africa.

andrew - Outside the UK